Jacksonville Barn Company Open House and Sanctuary One Benefit – April 14th, 2014 at 6PM

I am so excited to be part of this fun benefit night for Sanctuary One – and look, there’s Ferdinand on the invitation! The Jacksonville Barn Company is hosting their annual open house on Thursday, April 17th at 6PM, and 10% of all sales benefit the Sanctuary. My artwork will be featured (and also for sale), along with sweets by Kat von Cupcake, hosted champagne and appetizers, music by Christine Anderson, and of course shopping at the Barn. If you haven’t been there, they have some really fun and interesting things – lots of vintage finds as well as newer, unique items.  I found the perfect polka dot scarf during my last visit. All guests attending this event will also receive a raffle ticket for a free gift. Join us at 150 South Oregon Street in Jacksonville – and bring your friends. Thank you to Erin and John Buda for organizing such a great event for the Sanctuary!


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Chaps Appears for the Year of the Horse and National Horse Protection Day – March 1, 2014

A writer friend, Evanne Delaporte, posted this image of Chaps, from Equamore Horse Sanctuary here in Ashland, on her website for the month of March, and I am now just finding time to post it!  This is the year of the Horse, and National Horse Protection Day was on March 1st.  Evanne just started a new blog – be sure to take a look. Chaps may no longer be on the first page, but something else of interest will be! http://www.evannedelaporte.com.


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Completed Portraits of Dodger, Chewie and Chance

Today, these paintings of Dodger, Chewie and Chance are going to their new home! After struggling with a very long dry time with quinacridone rose paint, I rediscovered cobol blue dryer. It’s now back on my painting table. The background color on all three of these is the same – it’s my novice camera skills that makes one of them look a bit different.



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Art 2 Business/ArtStorm-Medford Rehabilitation Center, January – April 2014

My work is featured at Medford Rehabilitation Center until the last week in April. ArtStorm is now coordinating all the Art 2 Business work outside of Ashland and Talent, and Paula Kersch even helps artists hang their work! Here are a few quick pics after we hung the paintings yesterday.

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For the Love of Horses – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

This Friday, December 6th from 6:30 – 9PM, a group of Southern Oregon University art advocacy students are hosting a silent auction art fundraiser to benefit Equamore Horse Sanctuary here in Ashland. A framed print of my painting of Equamore horse, “Chaps”, is included in the silent auction, and my French Bulldog holiday cards will also be available. All money raised through this event benefits the horses. Stop by during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, or afterwards to learn more about Equamore. I will be at the Ashland Art Center for the beginning of Art Walk, and then at SOU for the last hour or so of this event. Hope to see you there!EPSON MFP image

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Art Happenings, Ashland Daily Tidings – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

I missed this spotlight in the Ashland Daily Tidings Revels section last week. Thanks to a fellow artist at The Ashland Art Center, for saving a copy for me! The show remains up through the end of October in the upper artist gallery.



























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New Sanctuary One Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin, Show Opens October 4, 2013

Save the date – My newest paintings of animals from Sanctuary One will be exhibited in the upstairs gallery at the Ashland Art Center from October 4th until the end of the month, with an opening reception from 5-8PM during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm in Jacksonville, OR. Stop in and say hello!

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Last Week for Ashland Community Hospital Animal Art – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

It will feel a bit sad to take these Sanctuary One paintings, and the Doxie painting, down from the main reception and waiting area at Ashland Community Hospital next week. My husband works at the hospital and walks past them several times a day, so I hear that there are often small kids with their parents looking at the sweet animal faces and commenting on them.  The paintings will be split up and move back to my home studio, the Ashland Art Center, and to Starbucks on the south side of Ashland in early June.  Greeting cards and magnets with these images will still be available at the hospital upstairs in the outpatient waiting area.













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“Flower Girl”, New Painting by Dana Feagin – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings in Oil

After a bit of a mishap with the yellow background paint, this one is finally finished today – just waiting for the paint to dry so it can be imaged. The painting is based on a beautiful photo taken at a friend’s wedding by Justine Johnson Photograph. Thank you Cathy Connor and Justine Johnson, for allowing me to use this photo as a reference for my painting! Initially I wasn’t planning to include the flowers around Sophie’s neck, but an artist friend encouraged me. At times I though it would take longer to get the flowers looking right, than the overall painting of Sophie – but in the end, I am happy with the result. This one is titled “Flower Girl” and will be entered into the Irving Arts Assocation Fine Art Pet Portrait competition in September. Wish me luck!
















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My Newest Cat Commission – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

This commission took a bit of time to find the right photo. Abby was a very special kitty, and since it is a memorial painting, it was really important to find the right picture as a reference. Last week the completed painting shipped off to Idaho, where she will be displayed in a very special place and Abby will always be remembered for the beautiful kitty that she was. Abby is now featured in the “Selected Archives” section of my website.

















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